Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
>>> that's it for us. we'll be back one hour from now with all the latest from israel and gaza with the fighting there. "piers morgan tonight" starts now. >>> good evening. we start with breaking news tonight. you're looking live at israel, close to the gaza border, where fears of a ground water between israel and hamas are growing. air strikes have already killed 19 palestinians and three israelis as rockets and shells rain down on both sides. it's an extraordinarily dangerous situation. we'll go live to the region in a few moments. >>> meanwhile, a storm is brewing on capitol hill over benghazi. in closed door sessions, lawmakers saw a disturbing video from the night of the deadly attack. sources tell cnn it shows ambassador christopher stevens being dragged out of the compound. republicans are still blasting the white house response to that attack. i'll talk to senator john mccain in a minute. >>> in new york city, president obama meets with storm survivors where more than 25,000 households are still without power. more than two weeks after super storm sandy hit. >>> we begi
Nov 15, 2012 9:00pm PST
think he's one of the finest leaders that this nation's ever produced. many of us feel terrible about all of the events that have transpired. but of course we're all accountable. every one of us. and unfortunately, in this town, usually the mantra is everybody's responsible so nobody's responsible. >> let's turn to events in israel and gaza. clearly escalating very dangerously again in the last 24 hours. what is your take on this and what do you think the american reaction should be, if anything? >> well, i think the whole area is unraveling. i think there's a lack of american leadership. i don't attribute that directly to this latest flareup. the thing that's changed now as opposed to previous confrontations between israel and hamas is that we don't know what role the egyptians are going to play here. the egyptians have been equivocal, as you know, on this whole issue of gaza and the sinai and all those things so it will be very interesting to see how the egyptians come down on this. i don't think there's any doubt this is a terrible escalation. thank god they've got iron dome but ob
Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
that was blown up today in this car. this has been released on the internet. both sides using it for their own propaganda purposes. how dangerous do you think it is right now over there. what do you think? well, i'm more concerned about what is going to happen in egypt. the muslim brotherhood is in power now. they have to find that fine line between the secular military and the radicals and how they react to this latest incident will be instrumental to the instability. let's turn to david petreaus again. it seems that one by one, the possible major security breaches are being downplayed. having had an affair. discovered into something else. under these circumstances could he have ridden this out dow think? >> well, he himself into the effect that an announcement that he had been having an affair with someone not his wife. he knows the affect that this would have on the organization and the institution. and so he did it what one would expect of an honorable man. we have had general eisenhower and president kennedy all had affairs and stayed in their jobbed and deemed to be great leaders. haven'
Nov 14, 2012 9:00pm PST
in the ground with both sides using it for their propaganda purposes. how dangerous do you think it is over there given what we are seeing? hamas has threatened tremendous retribution talk about the gates of hell opened? >> well, i'm more concerned of egypt. the muslim brotherhood is in power now, and it is unsteady power. they have to find the fine line between the secular military and the sopponents. if there is a battle, it is inside egypt. >> and we were talking today earlier to find out that one by one all of the major security breaches are down played and in the end, we are left with general petraeus having had an affair, an affair discovered by the fbi under different circumstance, and in this circumstance, could he have ridden it out? >> well, he, himself, could not ride it out. he did the honorable thing and resigned. he knew that the announcement that he had been having an affair with someone not his wife, he knows the affect on this organization and the institution, and both the institution of the agency and of the military. and so he did exactly what one would expect of an honor